Your Name Is Reni'Ae: Ruth Kapp Hartz's Story as a Hidden Child in Nazi-Occupied France

Your Name Is Reni'Ae: Ruth Kapp Hartz's Story as a Hidden Child in Nazi-Occupied France

by Stacy Cretzmeyer, Beate Klarsfeld


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In Nazi-occupied France in 1941, four-year-old Ruth Kapp learns that it is dangerous to use her own name. "Remember," her older cousin Jeannette warns her, "your name is Renee and you are French!"
A deeply personal book, this true story recounts the chilling experiences of a young Jewish girl during the Holocaust. The Kapp family flees one home after another, helped by simple, ordinary people from the French countryside who risk their lives to protect them. Eventually the family is forced to separate, and young Ruth survives the war in an orphanage where she is not allowed to see or even mention her parents. Without the trappings of lofty language or the faceless perspective of history, this first-person account poignantly recreates the terror of war seen through the eyes of an innocent child. Your Name Is Renee is a tale of suffering and redemption, fear and hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195154993
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 800,912
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Stacy Cretzmeyer lives in Pawley's Island, SC. She is a counselor and is a founder and Coordinator of the Women's Advocacy Center in Counseling Services at Coastal Carolina University. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of South Carolina.

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Your Name Is Reni'Ae: Ruth Kapp Hartz's Story as a Hidden Child in Nazi-Occupied France 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SilversReviews on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another story of the atrocities of WWII and the Jewish people.Ruth wasn't allowed to be called by her real name, but had to go by the name Renee so she wouldn't be found out.She and her family had to keep moving around and she had to spend time away from her family to keep safe.Thank goodness for the people who were able to help and protect families.
Sergey46 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The diary your name is Renee encompasses a little girl during worl war two. In the beginnin ruth struggles with having to pretetnd to be french.This book tells of the hardships a young girl name ruth must pretend to be french to survive the war. by the end ruth has learned that life is unfair but we musnt give up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago